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 Numbers 32:1 - 42
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   Book of Numbers
   Chapter 32
32:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The Reubenites and Gadites, who had very large herds and flocks, saw that the lands of Jazer and Gilead were suitable for livestock.
 
32:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So they came to Moses and Eleazar the priest and to the leaders of the community, and said,
 
32:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Sebam, Nebo and Beon -
 
32:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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the land the LORD subdued before the people of Israel - are suitable for livestock, and your servants have livestock.
 
32:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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If we have found favor in your eyes," they said, "let this land be given to your servants as our possession. Do not make us cross the Jordan."
 
32:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Moses said to the Gadites and Reubenites, "Shall your countrymen go to war while you sit here?
 
32:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Why do you discourage the Israelites from going over into the land the LORD has given them?
 
32:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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This is what your fathers did when I sent them from Kadesh Barnea to look over the land.
 
32:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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After they went up to the Valley of Eshcol and viewed the land, they discouraged the Israelites from entering the land the LORD had given them.
 
32:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The LORD's anger was aroused that day and he swore this oath:
 
32:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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'Because they have not followed me wholeheartedly, not one of the men twenty years old or more who came up out of Egypt will see the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob -
 
32:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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not one except Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite and Joshua son of Nun, for they followed the LORD wholeheartedly.'
 
32:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The LORD's anger burned against Israel and he made them wander in the desert forty years, until the whole generation of those who had done evil in his sight was gone.
 
32:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"And here you are, a brood of sinners, standing in the place of your fathers and making the LORD even more angry with Israel.
 
32:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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If you turn away from following him, he will again leave all this people in the desert, and you will be the cause of their destruction."
 
32:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then they came up to him and said, "We would like to build pens here for our livestock and cities for our women and children.
 
32:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But we are ready to arm ourselves and go ahead of the Israelites until we have brought them to their place. Meanwhile our women and children will live in fortified cities, for protection from the inhabitants of the land.
 
32:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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We will not return to our homes until every Israelite has received his inheritance.
 
32:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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We will not receive any inheritance with them on the other side of the Jordan, because our inheritance has come to us on the east side of the Jordan."
 
32:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then Moses said to them, "If you will do this - if you will arm yourselves before the LORD for battle,
 
32:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and if all of you will go armed over the Jordan before the LORD until he has driven his enemies out before him -
 
32:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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then when the land is subdued before the LORD, you may return and be free from your obligation to the LORD and to Israel. And this land will be your possession before the LORD.
 
32:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"But if you fail to do this, you will be sinning against the LORD; and you may be sure that your sin will find you out.
 
32:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Build cities for your women and children, and pens for your flocks, but do what you have promised."
 
32:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The Gadites and Reubenites said to Moses, "We your servants will do as our lord commands.
 
32:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Our children and wives, our flocks and herds will remain here in the cities of Gilead.
 
32:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But your servants, every man armed for battle, will cross over to fight before the LORD, just as our lord says."
 
32:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Moses gave orders about them to Eleazar the priest and Joshua son of Nun and to the family heads of the Israelite tribes.
 
32:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He said to them, "If the Gadites and Reubenites, every man armed for battle, cross over the Jordan with you before the LORD, then when the land is subdued before you, give them the land of Gilead as their possession.
 
32:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But if they do not cross over with you armed, they must accept their possession with you in Canaan."
 
32:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The Gadites and Reubenites answered, "Your servants will do what the LORD has said.
 
32:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
We will cross over before the LORD into Canaan armed, but the property we inherit will be on this side of the Jordan."
 
32:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Moses gave to the Gadites, the Reubenites and the half-tribe of Manasseh son of Joseph the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan - the whole land with its cities and the territory around them.
 
32:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The Gadites built up Dibon, Ataroth, Aroer,
 
32:35 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Atroth Shophan, Jazer, Jogbehah,
 
32:36 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Beth Nimrah and Beth Haran as fortified cities, and built pens for their flocks.
 
32:37 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And the Reubenites rebuilt Heshbon, Elealeh and Kiriathaim,
 
32:38 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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as well as Nebo and Baal Meon (these names were changed) and Sibmah. They gave names to the cities they rebuilt.
 
32:39 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The descendants of Makir son of Manasseh went to Gilead, captured it and drove out the Amorites who were there.
 
32:40 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So Moses gave Gilead to the Makirites, the descendants of Manasseh, and they settled there.
 
32:41 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Jair, a descendant of Manasseh, captured their settlements and called them Havvoth Jair. F78
 
32:42 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And Nobah captured Kenath and its surrounding settlements and called it Nobah after himself.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F78 Or them the settlements of Jair

 
 

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